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Lift bridge closure detours 11 PARKDALE nightly from January 3rd – 29th inclusive

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The Burlington Canal Lift Bridge will be closed to all traffic effective Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, until Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 inclusive from approximately 8:00 PM until 5:00 AM each night for ongoing bridge repairs. The nightly closure will resume between Wednesday, December 28th thru Friday, December 30th, 2016.

UPDATE – The nightly closures will continue Wednesday, January 3rd thru Sunday, January 29th, 2017 inclusive

Therefore, route 11 PARKDALE buses will be on detour as follows. DUE TO THE LENGTHY DETOUR VIA THE QEW, DELAYS ARE POSSIBLE.

46 New transit shelters installed through end of 2016

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If you’ve ever had to wait for a bus then you will know that the experience is more pleasant when there is shelter from the elements nearby. With that in mind the City of Hamilton has continued to expand the number of bus stops with transit shelters.

Through the end of 2016 there were 46 brand new transit shelters installed throughout the city, with more than 400 shelters throughout the HSR transit system.

The new shelters range from full to partial shelters and will make the act of waiting for the bus a more pleasant experience. More information on reporting graffiti and vandalism to city transit shelters can be found on the City of Hamilton website.

Bold Street closure December 29th detours 6 ABERDEEN 7am-5pm

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The City of Hamilton sent out a tweet late on Wednesday night alerting to a road closure for emergency sewer work. The late closure will affect Eastbound 6 ABERDEEN buses.

Bold Street between James Street South and Park Street South will be CLOSED to traffic on Thursday, December 29th from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Due to this closure HSR route 6 ABERDEEN will be detoured.

ADVISORY: Parkdale lane restrictions on December 28th

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Please be advised that there will be lane restrictions on Parkdale Ave (between Brampton Street and Burlington Street) on Wednesday, December 28th between 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM for emergency sewer work.

HSR routes 4 BAYFRONT and 11 PARKDALE operate along Parkdale Avenue on the affected roadway and may see moderate delays as a result of this road work.

ADVISORY: Claremont Access closure could impact routes using other mountain accesses thru February

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The City of Hamilton has closed the down-bound lanes of the Claremont escarpment access due to safeby concerns and the access will remain closed until late February while the City of Hamilton completes necessary remedial work.

Initial plans to convert one of the Claremont’s existing up-bound lanes to allow for down-bound traffic have been cancelled due to concerns that they could cause further traffic congestion for the afternoon rush hour. The city has made adjustments to traffic signals to reduce backlogs and staff will continue to monitor the area and make changes to improve traffic timing throughout the duration of the closure.

Boxing Day Race Detours routes 4 BAYFRONT and 6 ABERDEEN

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The Boxing Day Race will be held on Monday, December 26th and will involve approximately 1,000 runners.

Additionally, be advised that HSR buses will be operating on a SATURDAY schedule for Boxing Day.

The following road closures will occur as a result of the race. Please note that times shown are approximate:

  • Hughson Street – Hunter Street to Murray Street (11:30 AM to 2:30 PM)
  • Murray Street – Hughson Street to Bay Street (11:30 AM to 2:30 PM)
  • Longwood Road – Dufferin Street to Macklin Street (12:00 noon to 2:00 PM)
  • Macklin Street – Longwood Road to King Street (12:00 noon to 2:00 PM)

During the race it will be necessary to detour routes 4 BAYFRONT and 6 ABERDEEN. While there are no other detours necessary, there may be delays to other routes which operate adjacent the race. The route detour are as follows below:

New GO trips from McMaster start December 31st

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GO Transit is making some schedule modifications starting Saturday, December 31st with some minor changes to the 15A ALDERSHOT/MCMASTER route.

Starting December 31st two new Friday eastbound trips will depart McMaster University at 1:28 PM and 5:26 PM respectively. The additional Friday only eastbound trip departing from McMaster University at 2:25 PM has been cancelled. The existing 2:30 PM departure from McMaster University is unchanged.

Say hello to route 42 MOHAWK EAST


As of January 1st, the MOHAWK EAST EXTRA shuttle route, which was extended to the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre back in September, will be renamed route 42 MOHAWK EAST. The route will continue on a trial basis until September of 2017. The usage of this route will be documented and analyzed to determine whether the extended and expanded route will continue.

42 MOHAWK EAST started as a very limited service route in 2008 which operated between MOUNTAIN BROW LOOP and LIMERIDGE MALL TERMINAL. The route was an extension of both the 21 UPPER KENILWORTH and 41 MOHAWK.

Winter HSR schedule changes effective January 1, 2017

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The Hamilton Street Railway has issued the Winter edition of their quarterly Bus News. There are changes to the schedules on multiple routes. In addition the MOHAWK EAST SHUTTLE will be renamed 42 MOHAWK EAST.

Below are the changes that will take effect Sunday January 1st, 2017.

Cold Alert Issued for Hamilton – December 14th

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It’s going to get cold tonight.

With the extreme cold set to chill the region down tonight, the Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton is issuing a Cold Weather Alert the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 14th, 2016. A Cold Alert is issued when current or anticipated weather conditions are at or below -15°C or -20°C with wind chill.

During the winter months, the MacNab Transit Terminal building stays open until the last bus departs. Weekdays amd Saturday nights that is approximately 1:30am.